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5m electroluminescent wire - red and white

5m electroluminescent wire - red and white

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My order finally came in. Going to make a Coca-Cola sign with these just for show / novelty. They look like neon except thinner and dimmer.
The wire can be cut to any length and even soldered together to allow multicolours on the same run.

Uses a 12v potted gear for each wire.

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Manufacturer:Ranpo
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Lamp Type:Electroluminescent
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Ballast Type:Electronic
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Current:12v
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Color Temperature:Red and 5000K

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Mar 15, 2018 at 03:50 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Where did you get this? Looks cool.

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Mar 15, 2018 at 11:53 PM Author: High Intensity
You can find this stuff on ebay.

Here is a listing i found.

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Mar 15, 2018 at 11:55 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
These are usually easy to find, I got this specific set from Ranpo lighting. Nothing special and it takes forever to arrive but they do seem to be decent. The little ballasts these come with do emit a faint high frequency sound when running that sounds like a mosquito

Here is the link
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Mar 16, 2018 at 12:49 AM Author: suzukir122
How exactly do these work? Do they operate like a fluorescent lamp? (Doubtful, but I gotta know lol)

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Mar 16, 2018 at 07:42 AM Author: lightinglover8902
Probably its just a bunch of LEDs in it, but flexable LED strips.

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Mar 16, 2018 at 07:56 AM Author: suzukir122
Ohhhh ok lol the smooth look to them made me assume it was some kind of flexible unknown fluorescent
kind of light... although that is not possible. haha... my bad.

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Mar 16, 2018 at 08:00 AM Author: lightinglover8902
Because I looked at a ebay listing that @High Intensity gave me, and thats what that is, flexable LED strips inside a thin tube.

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Mar 16, 2018 at 08:43 AM Author: High Intensity
This stuff is not LED, this stuff is called electroluminescent wire (AKA EL wire) and it can also technically be called a LEC (Light Emitting Capacitor) due to it's construction. This stuff needs a driver which outputs a voltage somewhere around 100vac at around 1KHz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroluminescent_wire https://youtu.be/am5aHDytIuc?t=3m21s

I think the reason so many listings call it LED is because more people would find it if the sellers put LED in it's name.

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Mar 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM Author: suzukir122
^ well that's interesting

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Mar 16, 2018 at 09:55 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Yes I can confirm this is not LED. The driver emits a high frequency sound when running and there are no diodes. It is a type of wire coated in a phosphor and is like a very thin, dim and flexible version of a fluorescent lamp. These can be cut into custom length and even spliced /soldered together. So When I do make a neon looking sign, I can cut the left over white off and solder on some red onto it and use a shrink tube and both can run off same gear as long as total length doesnt exceed 5 meters
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Mar 16, 2018 at 10:13 AM Author: suzukir122
Now I'm interested in buying it... that is, once I'm out of the bad living situation I'm currently in, and have
been since about 5 months ago.
But anyways, I wonder how this really works... does it contain electrodes? (Highly doubt it contains actual filaments)
Does it legitimately work much like a fluorescent lamp?

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Mar 16, 2018 at 11:38 AM Author: marcopete87
I saw them in an local fair, some years ago i thought using them to make an Tron costume, when i saw them, i was very disappointed about their very low intensity.
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Mar 16, 2018 at 11:45 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I don't know to much about these except there is 2 wires, a main core covered in phosphor and then 2 very tiny ones outside of the core and that there is a high frequency/voltage. You will need to do some research.

These are not bright at all, especially colours with red in it. The blue/green or cyan will be your best bet for brightness. They show up great in low light, such as a party room, which is why I want to make neon type signage with these.
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Mar 16, 2018 at 02:14 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I've seen that stuff on eBay when looking for other things... commonly have to put a add stuff like -el -wire (that way the search knows not to include listings with those words )

I have thought about getting some EL wire & using at Christmas...but from what I hear, the stuff is so dim it'd be washed out by the other lights.

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Mar 16, 2018 at 02:23 PM Author: lightinglover8902

This stuff is not LED, this stuff is called electroluminescent wire (AKA EL wire) and it can also technically be called a LEC (Light Emitting Capacitor) do to it's construction. This stuff needs a driver which outputs a voltage somewhere around 100vac at around 1KHz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroluminescent_wire https://youtu.be/am5aHDytIuc?t=3m21s

I think the reason so many listings call it LED is because more people would find it if the sellers put LED in it's name.


I didn't know that it was a LEC wire.

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Jul 11, 2018 at 04:55 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
They make versions of this in panel form aswell. I wish this stuff were more commonly used. LED, VFD and this stuff are great for displays. This stuff being thinner than LED would work great for low intensity compact displays which would help not destroy your night vision...

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Jul 11, 2018 at 05:16 PM Author: Lumex120
There is also a tape form available. What's cool about the EL panels is you can actually cut them into any shape you want.

LEDs = Downgrade 99% of the applications.

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Jul 11, 2018 at 05:23 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
You can also splice together different colours about as easily as splicing wire together. For this, you just have to solder the main cores and the little wires next to them and slip a heat tube over it, can look like neon if done right
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